Our hearts break when we hear the news out of Boston today. We are stunned by another report of terrible and deadly violence. Someone has attempted to turn the finish line of the iconic Boston Marathon, a place where thousands of people every year celebrate their incredible personal triumphs of body and spirit, into a place of destruction and death. It didn’t matter that the site was teeming with fully trained and armed police officers. It didn’t matter that there were thousands of volunteers monitoring the course, on the lookout for any sign of trouble. The terrible darkness in every human heart, when left untreated, will always find a way to spread fear and death. In our human brokenness, it is only the perfect and unlimited love of God that will soothe our wounded souls and give us a new identity of living into love as a Child of God.